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Website Feedback / 3A page is not secure
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:19:57 AM »
Now I'm no computer genius, but after having some issues with my computer the last few weeks, the computer guy impressed upon me the importance of only visiting "secure sites".  They are identified by the little padlock at the left of the address bar or "https" as a prefix to the web page address that I am on. 

We discovered that my old friend the "CJ3A page" that stays open in a tab on my browser is not a secure site.  It even says "not secure" to the left in the address bar.  All the other sites I visit are secure sites including the CJ2A page. 

So my question to the 3A Admin....why isn't this website secured?  I would be willing to pony up a contribution if that is what is holding us back in doing this.  Thank you!

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: FREE Hard Top PA
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:37:03 AM »
Good eye, Steve.  I think Bob W. is in Pa.  Maybe he will see this...

Your CJ-3A Project / Re: 1951 CJ3A Restomod - A Father/Son Project
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:34:32 AM »
That tub looks good.  Where did you get it?  2A or 3A?  Keep us apprised of the fit challenges you will no doubt incur.  But I hope it goes on very trouble free for you!

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: spotted: NOS engine block f/s
« on: May 22, 2020, 01:39:59 PM »
I just checked my Allied block and it doesn't have any of the castings that the seller references.  I would have to say that if a guy needed to build an engine and needed a block, this would be a terrific find and a good buy.

Gearboxes and axles / Re: Dana 41 Issues - need help
« on: May 13, 2020, 09:58:51 PM »
I don't think you mentioned having checked the U-joints.  That kind of sounds like a worn u-joint to me.  Just throwing out ideas.  Might be less serious than you think with a bit of luck.

That "Tunisian Red" looks interesting.  Anybody seeing this ever seen a vehicle this color?  I guess it was just the truck and wagon (not 3A or 3B), but I don't recall ever seeing a photo of it.  Always liked the Luzon, but darker looks good too.

Electrical Systems / Re: Restoring parking lights
« on: May 05, 2020, 08:52:39 PM »
Chris,  I've had some luck reviving some rubber parts with soaking them in pure silicone.  CRC makes a spray and I found a SuperLube product that is pure silicone:
 I even used it for soaking an accelerator pump diaphragm.  Haven't tried it yet but it seems to have come back to original pliable condition.  I used it for some rubber plunger items in my house and it has worked well even over time and much use.  Just a thought - have not tried it on an old seal like yours.  Best of luck to you!

Cool.  Are these pages right out of a 1950 SW book or something or would any SW dealer be able to pull this stuff up on their system? 

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / Re: shift lever boot ideas?
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:03:59 AM »
Thanks for the ideas, guys.  You did a sweet job on those boots, Hawky, but I will not be making my own!  Too bad we can't just buy the three-lever boots somewhere.  I'll keep looking.  The one Herm shows is nice but I don't see that he actually sells it.  I wonder where it came from?

EVERYTHING ELSE, General tips / shift lever boot ideas?
« on: April 21, 2020, 10:29:19 PM »
I have the typical 3A with an overdrive.  I am wondering if any of you have a good solution for a boot that incorporates the dual lever of the TC and the overdrive together?  I find the flimsy dual lever boot with the crappy OD boot together makes for a kind of lame situation.  They are both thin rubber of poor quality, and the way they overlay each other, well, it just seems like there must be a better solution.  Any thoughts on how to improve this?  Thank you!

Engine compartment / Re: Rear main seal questions
« on: April 11, 2020, 02:31:42 PM »
I've not had a rear main leak impact the clutch at all as far as I can tell.  The oil seems to run down the back of the engine as opposed to getting into the bell housing.  Maybe somebody else can explain this as the reason is lost on me!

Engine compartment / Re: Rear main seal questions
« on: April 10, 2020, 10:23:42 PM »
That is good to know Tx.  That is a Best brand seal and I'm glad to know you are having good luck with it.  Some say they are too big, but maybe they have refined production a bit.  I am looking into ordering one.  Thank you!

Engine compartment / Re: unexpected electric fan problem
« on: April 10, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
I have seen many (maybe all) fuel pumps with the glass top "percolate" fuel as you have described, and I don't think that is a bit unusual.  That said, I do think putting as much insulation between the fuel lines and the exhaust manifold is a good idea.  I even re-routed my rubber fuel line well away form the exhaust.  The purists won't like it, but I no longer have issues with "hot fuel" or vapor lock, etc.  I'm sure that this effect is indeed exacerbated by ethanol in the fuel, but in my experience (with the L-head) ethanol has little, if any, negative effects to the running of the engine in my day-to-day driving.

Now when you say you added 5 layers of gasket between the pump and the block, do you mean that you added gaskets to the base of the pump?  If so, would that not decrease your fuel pressure?  I don't know that it would with the F-head, but with the L-head it moves the pump arm further from the lobe thereby reducing pressure.  I'm pretty sure I have this right.  Might be something to look into.

As for the effects of going to an electric fan, I have no experience with one, but if it is controlled by a thermostat I would think it would still be doing it's job to cool things down.  Sorry I can't be more help.  Good luck!

Engine compartment / Re: Rear main seal questions
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:51:18 AM »
That is encouraging, Tom.  You don't happen to remember the brand of seal do you? 

That is very interesting, Bob!  I'd not have thought that there would be a consequential difference in the diameter of the crankshafts, but it does make sense and explains part of the problems that guys are having.  I'm thinking of buying two or three different brands of seal and seeing which one looks like the best fit.  Trial and error science at it's worst here! 

See you guys in Sept. (maybe)!

Engine compartment / Re: Rear main seal questions
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:44:35 PM »
I just ordered one on Ebay which looks like the same one that Kaiser Willys sells.  Maybe an Omix???   BillT mentioned having good luck (so far) with the Omix so it's worth a shot.  Anyway, it does say it's "new and improved" so what could possibly go wrong?

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